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I present to you, SS LandWhale

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale


    Maybe in the near future I'll take you up on that offer via a voyage on the LandWhale.


    Got the shim stock cut and wrapped around the bearing, then tapped in (some resistance, not a ton, not loose) to the hub with Loctite Green. Dried overnight, we'll see how it is today. Used .0015". Have .002, .003 etc if it's still too loose. Got a nice assortment of 6"x12" sheets of stainless on Amazon for $26.

    Got the steering head bearings in, forks are mounted, just trying to get the self cancelling turn signal sensor hooked up. Quite the bear. It threads through the steering stem... and the connectors is halfway up the tube.

    Depends on how today goes with shooting internet access from my roof to my neighbor 1/4 mile away without visual LoS, I might be able to get her all buttoned up and ready to go.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    She's out of dry dock and back out to sea!

    Rock solid handling (well, for the heft of such a rotund girl).

    No head shake anymore. Yay for no more tank slappers into oncoming traffic!

    Shifts easier (likely from less drag on the drive train from the way over-tightening of the rear axle to make up for the bearing slop).

    Stops easier (new fluid all around).

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Do you yell "Ahoy, mate. Land Ho!" every time you pull into your driveway?

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    It could use a fog horn, that's for sure!

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    New rear bearing is trashed.

    Guess I'll have to do the GL1500 rear end swap over the winter. Oh well.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    That didn't take long.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Nope.

    Ah well. Anyone want a cheap 'wing? Be about $160 in used Ebay parts to get it done right and be a solid rider. Everything else is done.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Nope.

    Ah well. Anyone want a cheap 'wing? Be about $160 in used Ebay parts to get it done right and be a solid rider. Everything else is done.
    message me.

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    Come on bro!!!

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    New rear bearing is trashed.

    Guess I'll have to do the GL1500 rear end swap over the winter. Oh well.
    How do you mean? the bearing itself failed? Or it came loose in the wheel boss again?

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Not sure yet, wheel has a ton of play in it. Haven't opened it up, but I'm assuming the bearing came loose in the hub again.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Stock pegs on the way. No more floorboards or heel/toe!

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Awww. Heel toe is kinda fun.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Almost head-on'd a left turning truck two days ago. Gave all the front break I could while trying like hell to lift my foot up and find the brake pedal/heel rest. Linked brakes + floorboards = no fuckin way.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    The brakes are heel toe?

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    I rode a giro on a benelli that had heel to shift... on the right! That made for some excitinh errors.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    floorboards
    that's some funny shit right there you sure this thing has 2 wheels? can't quite tell from the pics.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    The brakes are heel toe?

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    I think he's saying that floor boards make it harder to find the rear brake and also make it harder to modulate.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    The brakes are heel toe?
    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I think he's saying that floor boards make it harder to find the rear brake and also make it harder to modulate.
    I think he means:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Thought the front brake was bad, and the rear was good, until I read the manual. Front brake lever hits one front caliper, rear pedal hits the rear and the other front caliper. Linked braking. Weird dude, weird.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Bingo. Just front gives not much for braking. Rear does plenty, but you have to lift your foot up off the floorboard about 5”, find the little “braking peg” with your heel, and then you’ll find the pedal with your toes. Or you’ll push like hell on the fucking cylinder that sits right in front of the pedal. For such a huge bike there is not a lot of foot room between the front brake pedal and the cylinder head so you end up pressing down on the cylinder head instead of the pedal sometimes by mistake. As it turns out, trying to brake using the cylinder head does not result in adequate braking.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Bingo. Just front gives not much for braking. Rear does plenty, but you have to lift your foot up off the floorboard about 5”, find the little “braking peg” with your heel, and then you’ll find the pedal with your toes. Or you’ll push like hell on the fucking cylinder that sits right in front of the pedal. For such a huge bike there is not a lot of foot room between the front brake pedal and the cylinder head so you end up pressing down on the cylinder head instead of the pedal sometimes by mistake. As it turns out, trying to brake using the cylinder head does not result in adequate braking.
    Same thing happened with my dad's r100rt beemer. Head was kind of in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Bingo. Just front gives not much for braking. Rear does plenty, but you have to lift your foot up off the floorboard about 5”, find the little “braking peg” with your heel, and then you’ll find the pedal with your toes. Or you’ll push like hell on the fucking cylinder that sits right in front of the pedal. For such a huge bike there is not a lot of foot room between the front brake pedal and the cylinder head so you end up pressing down on the cylinder head instead of the pedal sometimes by mistake. As it turns out, trying to brake using the cylinder head does not result in adequate braking.
    The stopping power of the rear brake on my 84 after new fluid and pads was seriously impressive. I know it's a linked system but having that much stopping power come from a bike weighing so much was a really bizzare feeling the first time.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    This is just me musing, but is it possible to retrofit for a traditional brake setup? New front master and some plumbing?


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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Easier solution is to go back to stock footpegs/pedal setup. Parts are on the way!

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